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Creamy Vegetable Pasta Recipe - A creamy, yet healthy veggie loaded protein-packed pasta with asparagus and peas, all tossed in a lightened-up cream sauce!

Creamy Asparagus Pasta

Katerina | Diethood
Creamy Asparagus Pasta Recipe - A creamy, yet healthy veggie loaded protein-packed pasta with asparagus and peas, all tossed in a lightened-up cream sauce!
Servings : 8 Servings
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins

Ingredients
  

  • water for boiling pasta
  • 1 box (14.5 oz.) Barilla® ProteinPLUS® Farfalle Pasta
  • 1 pound asparagus , cut into two-inch pieces, ends trimmed and discarded
  • 1 cup green peas (frozen or fresh)
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small red onion , finely diced
  • 4 garlic cloves , minced
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose whole wheat white flour
  • 1/4 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 2 ounces room temperature cream cheese
  • 3 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste
  • Fresh chopped parsley , for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  • Add pasta to boiling water and cook for 7 minutes; add prepared vegetables to the pot and continue to cook for 3 more minutes, or until al dente.
  • Drain.
  • In the meantime prepare the sauce.
  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add onions and garlic and cook for 3 minutes, or until tender.
  • In a small mixing bowl combine flour and chicken broth; whisk until thoroughly incorporated.
  • Add broth mixture to the onion mixture in the pan.
  • Whisk in milk; continue to whisk constantly and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat and cook for 1 more minute, or until thickened.
  • Stir in the cream cheese; stir until melted.
  • Stir in the grated parmesan cheese and remove from heat.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Add pasta and vegetables to the sauce; stir until completely combined.
  • Serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 264.5 kcal | Carbohydrates: 42.6 g | Protein: 13.7 g | Fat: 6.7 g | Saturated Fat: 2 g | Cholesterol: 9.9 mg | Sodium: 109.3 mg | Fiber: 6.1 g | Sugar: 4.6 g | Net Carbs: 37 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: asparagus dinner recipe, asparagus pasta recipe, asparagus recipe